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Oklahoma may legalize hog hunting from helicopters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

Oklahoma could soon join Louisiana and Texas in allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs from helicopters.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:30pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Grain higher, livestock mixed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:30pm

Grain futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Lawsuit seeks more freedom for wineries in frosty Minnesota

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:25pm

Two Minnesota wineries sued the state Tuesday to try to overturn a law that requires them to make their products with a majority of grapes grown in Minnesota, a state that's better known for its winters than vineyards.

Arkansas lawmaker: Online taxes bill dead for the session

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:25pm

A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a House committee Tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry

Matthew Brown and Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:25pm

President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations aimed at curbing climate change comes as the coal industry is reeling from job losses, bankruptcies, pollution restrictions and growing competition from natural gas, wind and solar.

Elton John to help develop animated 'Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:25pm

Elton John is teaming up with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to develop an animated adaptation of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

Transportation funding bill cruises to Idaho House

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:25pm

A massive transportation funding bill is making its way through the Idaho Statehouse as lawmakers hope to finish their work before the end of the day.

White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:20pm

President Donald Trump is proposing immediate budget cuts of $18 billion from programs like medical research, infrastructure and community grants so U.S. taxpayers, not Mexico, can cover the down payment on the border wall.

Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress

Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:18pm

A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:18pm

Convenience store magnate Christy Mihos, who built and sold a chain of markets bearing his name, twice ran unsuccessfully for governor and endured a nasty divorce and bankruptcy, has died at age 67.

AP Exclusive: Iowa regulator keeps busy private law practice

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:16pm

A powerful Iowa regulator has maintained a busy and profitable private legal practice even though a law mandates she devote her "whole time" to state business, a review by The Associated Press shows.

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:16pm

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle. Industry groups say the imminent flow of oil through the pipeline is good news for energy and infrastructure.

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

David Crary and Alison Noon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:16pm

Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:16pm

Notable events in the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Club operator denies security bypass allowed before shooting

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

A Cincinnati nightclub operator denies that some patrons were allowed to bypass security checks that included metal-detection wands before a gunbattle erupted, killing one man and injuring 16 other people.

CEO of airline association criticizes electronics device ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

The head of the International Air Transport Association says it's difficult to understand how banning electronic devices in carry-on baggage will improve flight security.

Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter returns to teach at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:00pm

Former Defense Secretary Ash Carter is returning to teach at Harvard after leaving the Pentagon.

Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

Gun control advocates are asking the Connecticut Supreme Court for permission to argue against a judge's decision last year to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Newtown school shooting, saying the ruling would set a bad precedent.